Mortal Kombat Animated Movie Reportedly On the Way
A movie adaptation of the Mortal Kombat games have been underway pretty much since the franchise began, with few such as the 1995 live-action film and its (ahem) sequel actually seeing a big screen release. However, recent years have been a bit more slow-going, with efforts to make an all-new cinematic outing continuously seeing sporadic updates and delays.
However, it appears as though it won’t be that much more of a wait, as website Revenge of the Fans has reported that an animated Mortal Kombat movie is very much on the way. Underway from WB Animation, its said that the project is preparing to be revealed through official channels soon and even have a potential cast listed for when the announcement takes place.
Actor Joel McHale (Community, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale) and actress Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter, Gotham By Gaslight) are among the alleged cast for the unannounced project, with Carpenter specifically speculated to be in line for the role of Sonya Blade. As for remaining credits, the outlet had a list of several other talents that are supposedly attached to star in the film:
- Darin DePaul (Spider-Man PS4, Justice League Action)
- Fred Tatasciore (He’s absolutely prolific, but you can currently check him out on Avengers Assemble and the newVoltron)
- Grey Griffin (Young Justice, Avengers Assemble)
- Ike Amadi (Avengers Assemble, Trollhunters)
- Kevin Michael Richardson (Another absolutely prolific voice actor, it was just announced he’ll be Mr. Terrific in Justice League vs The Fatal Five)
- Patrick Seitz (Has voiced Scorpion for all of the new MK games)
- Robin Atkin Downes (Disenchantment, Voltron, a ton more)
- Steve Blum (Voiced Sub-Zero in the Mortal Kombat reboot game)
- Jordan Rodrigues
If this animation project is indeed a reality, many of these names would make a lot of sense, especially given the involvement of official voiceover talent from the games. Stars Joel McHale and Jennifer Carpenter also seem like welcome additions, both seemingly well-suited for the roles of the wise-cracking Johnny Cage and the tough-as-nails Sonya Blade. However, it should be said that no animated Mortal Kombat movie has yet been confirmed by Warner Bros., the least of which being any potential casting of the series’ characters.
What does put this report on the likelier side of reality is the upcoming Warner Bros. streaming service, a seeming competition to Netflix as well as Disney’s similar upcoming venture. The media company is likely looking to bolster its library with exciting exclusives, and a project such as this could be worthwhile to have on deck, especially as the live-action variety is currently frozen for the time being. The video game on the other hand…
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